Top Ten Photos of 2019

Top Ten Photos of 2019

…So I know that I said on Friday that I wouldn’t be posting for a while, but then I remembered that this post was already scheduled, and, well, I feel like I have to post it; it’s tradition*.

*The tradition of posting my ten favorite photos started in 2014, and I haven’t missed a year since.

December Photo Challenge 2019

December Photo Challenge 2019

I DID IT!! I have posted a photo from every day this year.

Before you look at the December pictures, I will warn you that some of the captions are a s-t-r-e-t-c-h.  I had a one-to-one ratio of captions to pictures this month, so I had to make it work.

 

If you want, you can also check out the first eleven months of the year:

On the seventh day of Christmas break…

On the seventh day of Christmas break…

…we romped through Rhode Island.

On the sixth day of Christmas break…

On the sixth day of Christmas break…

…we managed not to fall on the ice.

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If you know me well, you know two facts: (1) I sprinkle literary allusions into most conversations, and (2) I love being outside.  Thus, a quick jaunt around Walden Pond seemed like an ideal way to spend the morning.

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When we arrived at the park, someone warned us that the trail on the south side of the lake was covered in ice. Yet, falsely believing that we are seasoned winter hikers (or maybe just desiring to prove that southerners can handle ice), we chose to wander Henry David Thoreau’s old stomping ground.

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Truly, the walk was perfect…until we reached the south side of the lake where, as predicted, a thick layer of slippery ice covered the hilly path.  We charged (…er, I mean, shuffled) ahead, and I am proud to say that we arrived back at the north side without falling.

Despite the ice, we Thoreau-ly (thoroughly) enjoyed the beauty of Walden Pond.

P.S. We also stopped by the North Bridge while we were in Concord.  Here are some bonus pictures:

On the fifth day of Christmas break…

On the fifth day of Christmas break…

…we walked the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston.

On the fourth day of Christmas break…

On the fourth day of Christmas break…

…I went to MIT and Harvard.  I guess I’m educated now.

On the first day of Christmas break…

On the first day of Christmas break…

…I went for a really long hike.

Hiking, in my opinion, is one of the most peaceful ways to spend a morning.  I love feeling the crisp, pure air on my face and hearing nothing but crunching leaves and chirping birds.

Hanging Rock, NC in winter

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